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EPA Administrator and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Travel to Iowa April 19 for Meetings with Farmers and Renewable Energy Leaders

Release Date: 04/18/2011
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, 913-551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov


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(Kansas City, Kan., April 18, 2011) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for a trip to Iowa to discuss EPA and USDA's work with the agricultural community during visits to local farms and a biodiesel plant.

The Administrator and Secretary Vilsack will begin the trip with a visit to a local livestock farm in Pleasantville, Iowa. Next, they will tour REG Newton, LLC, a Newton biodiesel plant. The Administrator will use the opportunity to discuss renewable fuels with REG officials. Administrator Jackson and Secretary Vilsack will conclude the trip with a visit to a 1,600 acre row crop farm in Prairie City.

Administrator Jackson and Secretary Vilsack will also hold a press availability following the visit to the farm in Prairie City.

This trip is part of the Administrator Jackson's continuing, ongoing dialogue with the agriculture community.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

8:30 a.m. CDT - Visit at Monty Collins’ Livestock Farm
510 40th Avenue
Pleasantville, Iowa
OPEN PRESS

11:00 a.m. CDT - Tour of REG Newton, LLC
3426 East 28th Street
Newton, Iowa
OPEN PRESS

12:00 p.m. CDT - Visit at Gordon Wassenaar’s Row Crop Farm
8718 West 109th Street South
Prairie City, Iowa
OPEN PRESS

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For more information on EPA’s work with the agricultural community, visit:
www.epa.gov/agriculture and www.epa.gov/region7/priorities/agriculture/